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    November 2, 2013
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say that i'm grateful to mother brown's and all the people who are in there. if you want to talk about heroes come to mother brown's and a walk around there you'll see heroes. i'm waiting for a bed right now for carlos. everyday he makes his way to mother brown's. hose in the hospital right now my feet are swollen so i can't landed in a bed. we have people who came to mother brown's maybe two or three months. i cannot see us having no beds. i'm grateful to mother brown's. a thousand times. i'm 41 years old i don't have
any disabilities at all nothing. i graduated with an aa degree i had no problems. there's people that way, way more dependant. i'm able to stand before you and say people need those beds. it hurts. it hurts everyday i walk up to mother brown's and say wow. that's how they trait us. and everybody else people bringing stuff out of their cars and house to spending their extra money to put food in their stomachs. so, please we need those beds >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors
arrest i'm david. and i have 8 plus years of the resident roughly 15 years over envy 24 years of living in the bayview. i've seen the bayview emerge into an even increasing vibrate area. considering the beds are not at capability there truly is no nor reason for homeless beds. san francisco and it's resident is a model city for reaching out and helping those in need. that's what makes the city and a community attractive to all. having said that i ask the committee to remove the address from the neighborhood from the resolution before it. along with that, i ask the
committee to table the plan so that every consideration is made for most effectively meeting the needs of everyone that make ups our neighborhoods throughout san francisco residents and homeless and businesses alike. our homeless don't noetd need to be warehoused or should they be rounded up and hirtd. so remove any reference to this neighborhood on the resolution. our homeless needs homeless housing not to be warehoused. again, please have this tabled so the appropriate discussion occurs in those communities and then decide where and how funds are more effective for our
homeless residents. >> thank you. next speaker, please good afternoon, supervisors. 82 for hearing me on bayview at risk. i'm dorothy i didn't moore. will i'm not speaking again mother brown's or the homeless but i'm asking you all to table or strip the address of 2115 be jennings from the proposal. second i ask you table this for additional community meeting for more residents to be involved in such a important matter. supervisors i have 675 years in the bayview district i grew up on donna and jennings with my mother and father and siblings.
my kin lived in the bayview district. i've not seen any increase in the homeless that will justify the homeless on jennings. bayview has the highest decent in children in san francisco with few save playground which was something i had growing up. children are seen drinking at the park and high-level of pds d type of stress and poor role models for at risk children. again, i haven't seen an increase in the homeless that would justify the homeless shelter at the 2151 jennings
>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm matt i'm a resident of bayview. no reasonable person is against homeless shelters. i wish there kwob a homeless shelter in every neighborhood. the problem is the cities attitude toward the neighborhood. a couple of plaques is casey jones park. it's continually trashed and no one takes care of it the playground is falling apart there is no trash cans. it's closed more than half the time often because there's no staff. mccleaning park which is 5 minutes away is crumbling. there's no more gorgeous in the neighborhood and i don't think
this this is a coming in defines >> i'm a client of mother brown and what it is unique you don't get attitude for being down. anywhere else you get a attitude. they understand recession and record high mriment unemployment and mass evictions. and i don't get it the homeless people are there spell in need of beds. few lucky ones get a chair to sit in. if the staff is there why not give them beds next to the facility that's already there.
beyond the opposition to this. if we build this they will come. i urge you to approve this, please >> thank you very much. okay i'd like it a ask is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor avalos >> thank you chair farrell. it's very rare that i get moved by hearing from public comment i hear a lot of public comment and sometimes, i feel my haerment heartily is harden but i'm moved by the compassion from the people of bayview community people who care about the homeless and people are living
homeless. there are many people in this room who have risen to a great care of services. i don't believe we have a lot of shelters in san francisco that have that level of consent of the neighborhood and it's clear many people who have become homeless in san francisco are homeless because of the huge economic disparities that are in the city. people becoming homeless from foreclosures and defaults. my community has been hit hard with foreclosures. i feel its important we provide a level of service. we are not expanding services for people who are not homeless
we're providing services for people who are already in the shelters. and then you know when it comes to people who are very concerned about the shelter it really and compared to the people who have an incredible sense of community there's a lot of work to bridge relationships in the neighborhood where we can approach each other from a distance but understand how we can contribute to the bridge the divide and sometimes, we have a educate people who are scared, you know, about the changes that are happening in the community. that's often what we have to bear with but i'd like to think that's something we can do and
people who are attended e opposed can work hard to meet the people who are doing a lot of great work in the neighborhood. so i'll be supportive of this resolution here today. i will not be - i'm not in favor of changing the languages or stabilizing it for more information. my experience with the homeless camp so over the years. i'm concerned the count is being inaccurate and i find the homeless numbers is very sound and its something i give a lot of creed dance too. i'm surprised that the numbers are highway. i hear all the time about the homeless people in the streets.
people have access to food, bombards and a place to sleep that can alleviate problems and a decrease in the impacts of homelessness there by having the facilities in place. i want to thank everyone for coming hero and touching envy heart. i want to entries, you know, i understand the concerns that have come up from the community and i hope community members can open that their hearts and see the great work and to build relationships to make sure this shelter can turn their lives around >> supervisor mar. >> i just want to echo that i think much work needs to be done to bring defy points of view together within the neighborhood.
i know that supervisor cowen would have been hero if she could have but it's important she play a role to try to bring you together. thank you folks for gufts a overview of the tremendous need. i want to say to the people who are concerned about the homeless shelter i agree there should have been more outreach and engagement. i sensed some of i are convinced that a homeless shelter canned work by you understand some of you are compassionate. to those who are trying to pull
up the community i want to say thank you for educating me with the mother browns information and the other valuable resources in the neighborhood. i hope the resident that are against the shelter you'll see them as valuable people who have been working to try to create an empowered community. to the woman who said this was under serviced i couldn't disagree more. some housing and objects and a home and a shelter is about helping people and treating them with empathy and compassion.
one other person said who was opted said she wants the bayview to be a place for everyone but i don't think she's including the homeless that were to other who gave comments i think what's missing and i'm in agreement with supervisor avalos we need to have a heart and compassion and the existing people who are surviving nodes the beds. the numbers is not the issue what do we do right now to give that hand out. the man who go up and said give us a hand and a chance that's what we're doing. i want to thank supervisor cowen it's a difficult issue. i know the resident who are against have legitimate issues
and the community that supports the warehouse will be responsively of supportive but optimum joining envy colleagues in supporting this because we need this now. i think the money is critical and i want to do what i can to put the shelters where we can in the bayview >> thank you supervisor mary. i won't repeat what's been said but i want to say that i think and i appreciate where supervisor cowen's coming from you do feel there's a process that's taking place but i know there are some incredible servants in the city of san
francisco i know the outreach will happen. i want to thank the members of mother brown's and everyone else that came out to speak on this stem. i agree with supervisor avalos that's rare you get touched here and the personal stories are pretty incredible. as you look not only in terms of the bayview and the homeless count where you're putting the services in the location but as you think about, you know, as we look at the homeless situation in san francisco how can we make the situation better. i've looked at the 10 year homeless plan and the number one thing we need is housing. so i'll be supporting this item today and look forward to working with the community in the future
(clapping) we have a motion >> motion to approve the recommendation. >> we can do so without opposition mr. clerk any other agenda. >> that completes our business for this afternoon. >> all right. we are > >>. ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ hi, i'm with sfgovtv i'm here to discuss prop a that will be before the voters in tuesday >> the health care truth fund was for health care correspondents that would substantially there. the 5 member board passed the fund they mate not use the fund to pay for the costs until january 20, 0200. preparing will allow the bodies to make payments from the fund only as the cities account balances to fully funded it has to be large enough to pay for the costs as they're due and thus, the cities total payroll
costs can't go over 10 percent. they must allow the payment and they're limited to no more than 10 percent of the cities account or the governor and the trust board passed it. they would allow only if the agrees fund account or two-thirds of the agencies funding board and the trust board productive. a yes vote means you want to change the charter from the health care trust funneled only under specified circumstances a no vote i don't want to make those changes. i'm here with supervisor marking feral and he proponent of preparing >> thanks.
having me. i'd like to start with supervisor farrell why do you believe this prop a is important >> i started working on this when our city controller said we have a 4.4 blindfolds liability. number one we have retirees who worked long and a hard tossed the city of san francisco and workers that are feasor full. that's something we want to avoid and fight against we want to make sure that our seniors have their health care that were second of all the costs for our city a hundreds of thousands of dollars. this year as chairman of our committee b it will grow to $500 million a year over the next 20 years were so preparing
prop a does make sure that our cities retirees and their health care is priority for in the further. in thirty years our 4 half a billion dollars liability will be wiped-out off the books and we'll save a lot of money from 5 hundred memorial day's a year down and those hundreds of dollars of million dollars dollars will go toward neighborhood things. and to make sure we put ourselves on a course everyone is sporting and i'm proud to be part of. mr. murphy would you recycle to speak to the opposition >> yes. thanks supervisor so far could not it's quite impressive our here to discuss that human resources as the supervisor points out the city has a whole in the retirees
health care budget about the half the size of the last budget. now prop a the city sets aside money and that's not a bad thing. the idea that we can just promise things to retirees and not pay for it is obviously not a responsible concept and not something i would endorse, however, prop a is on the hard choices that are associated with paipg for a 4 mrs. billion dollars health care be liability. you have to pull that money from somewhere and prop a puts the city on the hook for paying for that obligation that's usually by putting >> funding requirement in the charter but it didn't tell you where that money comes from
there has to be taxes in the in the meantime to come up with that money. so the question i would then prop is that prop a leafs unanswered is that where is the money going to come from and we shouldn't put ourselves on the hook >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you. the money isn't coming out of thin air but prop b this mauntdz that the city employees contribute 2 percent of their pay. and the city for 2008 matches that with one percent so new employees from as of 2009 two percent of their health care is being saved it's not coming from taxpayers in san francisco it's
from city applies from the city and county of san francisco >> mr. murphy. >> sure so one of the troubling points of prop a there's a catch all in the amendment that the contributions of the employee and accident planned contribution by the city are insufficient to meet the requirements of the truth you fund the city is on the hook for the balance. which means in practical terms we have to cut from somewhere else or raise taxes. and the picture of retiree health care where we can fund health care on 3 percent of people's annual salaries is a little bit rosy. it's not something we can really bet on with health care costs and benefit costs rising at the, you know, 3 and 44 percent.
salaries rising at 3 and 4 percent rather. its far greater than the pace of inflation and greater than the contributions >> so we have a little bit of time level overview left are supervisor farrell when i started working on prop a it was important in san francisco. i made sure we assaulted with our labor and all communities. i'm proud to say we have the support of every member of the board of supervisors and the democratic party here in san francisco and the republican party in san francisco. swms the harvey milk club and every single every elected official in is no. this is building on prop c we
passed in 2011 and if we can pass prop b we'll pass at the ballot and something we should be product u proud of >> thank you, mr. murphy. >> there are promises and there are commitments. one of the pieces of language on the ballot is about candle lights and the our promises for the roasts health care. setting aside in law that the money will be there is a promise. until we condominium the enemy of money to make those commitments work is still a promise. the commitment comes when i put the effort on the table to make health care sewer secure. the promise is nice but we have to figure out how to deliver and
the funds that are available so far from the measure that the supervisor vitals i cites are again, a nice probable but that's not realty. when we passed prop a we should know where the resources come from >> we hope this information has been information active. please visit the san francisco sf remember the voting t is available in city hall be sure to vo
november 5th. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ hi, i'm marconi i'm here to discuss prop b the measure will be before the voters on test november 5th. they have a proposed site called - prop c is an referendum. a referendum is the process by which the voters can proof or reject legislation. a 3 point plus acres is on washington street. on 2012 the board of supervisors approved the construction of two mixed used buildings containing
3 hundred residential units and a properly operated fitness space and under parking. in approving the project they adopted the ordinance to there the height limits. the referendum be submitted to the voters for approval or recreation. it will not take effect unless it's pass see if you vote yes. you want the ordinance passes which influences the height along drum street if you vote no. you don't want the owns which increases the heights to take effect. prop b which also concerns the washington site qualified after prop c it would create woodworking parks and housing